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Keith Law top 50 prospects includes two Rangers

A pair of Rangers prospects are atop Keith Law’s top 50 prospect rankings

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Keith Law has the latest version of his 2021 top 50 prospects list updated and out, and the Texas Rangers have placed a pair of prospects on the list.

Jack Leiter, the Rangers’ top pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, comes in at #23 on the list. That is not, I think, a surprise — Leiter is most likely going to be in most folks’ top 50, given he was one of the most highly regarded players in the 2021 draft. Law praises Leiter’s “extremely high floor” as part of his write-up.

The more unexpected of the Rangers to crack Law’s list is Cole Winn. The 21 year old righthanded pitcher was the Rangers’ first round pick in 2018, but an up-and-down 2019 season followed by the COVID-19-canceled 2020 season resulted in some degree of skepticism about Winn. Law is a Winn believer, however, with Winn’s performance at AA Frisco this year impressing Law enough to have Winn nabbing the #45 spot on Law’s list.

The Rangers with a pair of top 50 pitching prospects who are both not too far from the majors? What is this madness being spoke of!